How can I fix Server execution failed error on Chrome?

Ivan Jenic
by Ivan Jenic
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  • Any popular solution like Google Chrome or Microsoft Windows with so many users and different configurations is bound to encounter various errors. 
  • The Chrome server execution failed error could be caused by some recent Windows updates or by something on your computer. We explore all your options in this article. 
  • There are some issues that seem to be very popular. Check out the Chrome Errors section to find them and the accompanying guide. 
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Encountering the Server execution failed error on Google Chrome is quite annoying. Besides some incompatible Windows 10 updates that might cause it, the usual suspects are malicious software, PuPs, or something similar.

Here’s how a user described his problem on Microsoft Support Forum:

Chrome, Firefox and starcraft2 will not operate since updating to windows 10. Recieved server execution failed for Chrome also unable to uninstall Chrome to reload.

Fix this error know by following the steps below.

Why do I get Server execution failed error on Chrome?

1. Use another browser

Chrome is, for better or worse, the most popular browser in the market. But is it the best option you have? In our opinion, hardly is. Opera Browser has everything Chrome has but it’s better optimized and has many useful functionalities built-in.

Opera Browser is repellent to threats, thanks to its superior set of features, covering both security and privacy. With the built-in ad-blocker and free VPN, you can rest assured that your browsing experience will be faster and anonymous.

All Chrome extensions are compatible with the Opera browser as well. But we must insist that you should be careful about which one you install. Some of them cause unforeseen errors or breach your privacy.

Other great features that Opera has:

  • Floating Video pop-outs
  • integrated messengers right in the sidebar
  • a lot of customization options


Switch from Chrome to Opera to avoid server execution failed errors.

2. Scan for malware

  1. Download and install the tool using the button below.
  2. Open the app and click on the Scan button to commence the scanning operation.
  3. After the scan is completed, click on the Clean button.
  4. Now, click OK when prompted to reboot your PC to complete cleaning.

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It does its job really well and that’s why it’s highly regarded as one of the best on the market.

Once your computer is clean again, you can check again for the chrome.exe server execution failed error.



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3. Use CCleanerccleaner Server execution failed Chrome

  1. Download and install CCleaner.
  2. After installation, launch CCleaner and then click on the Analyze option.
  3. After CCleaner has finished scanning, click on Run Cleaner. Follow the prompts to enable CCleaner to delete all the leftovers found and fix the Windows registry.

It’s a very good idea to perform some maintenance from time to time. The top tool for this is CCleaner.

After you finish cleaning, check to see if you are still met with the server execution failed chrome.exe error.



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4. Reset web browser

  1. Double-click on Google Chrome shortcut to launch the software
  2. Locate the settings icon at the top right corner (3 dots) and click on it.
  3. Now, scroll down and select Show advanced settings.
  4. Hence, scroll down and click Reset Settings.reset chrome settings server execution failed chrome
  5. A pop up will appear asking for confirmation. Click on Reset.
  6. Restart your PC afterward.

5. Update web browser

  1. Double-click on Google Chrome shortcut to launch the software
  2. Type chrome://help/ in the address bar and hit Enter.
  3. Wait for Google Chrome to automatically check for and update the browser.update google chrome server execution failed chrome
  4. Restart your PC.


6. Run Windows Updates

  1. Go to Start and type update in the search box and then click on Windows Update to proceed.
  2. In the Windows Update window, check for updates and install the available updates.check for updates Server execution failed Chrome
  3. After the update is complete, restart your Windows PC.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in June 2019 and has been since revamped and updated in August 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.